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Hot off the wire, President Bush will be speaking on Monday night at the upcoming 2008 GOP Convention.

From the Hotline

Bush To Address GOP Convention On Labor Day

President Bush will speak at the Republican National Convention on the evening of Labor Day, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Wednesday.

“It looks like Monday night, Sept. 1, which is traditionally when the incumbent speaks,” Perino said at the White House briefing.

Some questions have been raised as to how John McCain campaign would utilize Bush, given his low approval numbers. They have strictly limited the amount of joint appearances with McCain and the current president.

Most presidential candidates do not attend the convention until the day they formally accept the nomination, so having Bush speak on Monday night could mean they will not meet each other in the Twin Cities.

A spokesman for the Republican National Convention was not immediately available for comment.

(NBC/NJ’s MATTHEW BERGER)